Anupama A, Head of Content and Linguistics, Tally Solutions

Anu A is currently working at Tally Solutions. Before, she was a Senior Manager at Cisco Systems. Her portfolio includes writers, and global teams of editors, and illustrators. She brings to the table over 18 years of experience spanning several enterprise software companies including Verifone-HP, and Sun Microsystems.
In addition, Anu A is one of the founding members of the STC India Chapter, and worked with the organization for 10 years in various roles such as City representative, Conference Program Manager, Competitions Judge, and finally President of the Chapter. She loves the field of Technical Writing and
believes that there is a lot of exciting stuff to look forward to in this profession. 

Manjunath Athrey, Director, Shared Functions, HP Enterprise Servers

Manjunath has 24 years of IT experience ranging from sales to R&D management. His sales experience includes IT HW/SW sales for BIG 5 in the US. Manjunath returned to India in 2003 and has been with HP since then, where he has played multiple roles. Currently he is leading an organization responsible for multiple functions, Documentation/KM being one of them. 

Khadim Batti, Co-Founder at QuickoLabs

Prior to starting whatfix, Khadim has worked for 10 years in Huawei. At Huawei Khadim was delivery head responsible for BI products and platform.

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Akash Dubey, Section Manager, Information Development - Hewlett-Packard

Akash Dubey works as Section Manager with Hewlett-Packard. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of technical communication and has worked with multinationals such as Siemens, Hewlett-Packard, EMC Corporation, and Cisco Systems.
He has managed documentation projects for data center technologies, content management systems (CMS), and backup/recovery software. He strongly believes in developing leadership pipeline, nurturing talent, and fostering innovation. He has conducted several leadership workshops as part of the mentoring initiative for documentation project leads.
He has made several presentations on API Documentation and Content Management Systems at conferences and learning sessions. He has been invited to many national and international panel discussions on outsourcing and opportunities/challenges in emerging economies. He visits Christ University as a weekend guest faculty and was instrumental in starting a technical writing certificate course in partnership with Institution of Engineers (India).

Madhuri Hegde, Founder & CEO, Mayflower Language Services (P) Ltd.

The founding force behind Mayflower Language Services (P) Ltd. (established in 2003 and ISO certified), Madhuri Hegde is a young entrepreneur who, inspired by the role communication plays in bridging the gap of linguistic differences, designs solutions that enable people to succeed globally.

With over 16 years of varied experience with translation, cross-cultural communication, international business, software localization and entrepreneurship, Madhuri has gained an excellent perspective of the challenges faced by businesses worldwide and valuable insights into how they can be overcome.

Madhuri likes to keep abreast of trends in Linguistics, Cultural diversity, Entrepreneurship, New technology, E-Learning, Marketing, Leadership, and Management.

Aditi Kashikar, Documentation Manager, Cisco Systems

Aditi Kashikar currently works as a Documentation Manager with Cisco Systems. During her 10+ years’ experience in the IT industry, she worked with multinationals such as Sapient, Autonomy (an HP company), and Cisco Systems. She has managed documentation projects for some of the futuristic and very high-visibility products and solutions of Cisco, for example, Internet of Everything (IoE), energy management, and tele healthcare. She suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder when it comes to product usability, as she has an uncanny knack of making everything perfect around her; product user interface is just one of them.

Indukalpa Lahon, Director of Documentation, Informatica Corporation

Indukalpa Lahon is Director of Documentation at Informatica Corporation and part of the India R&D leadership team. His team produces documentation for Data Integration, Master Data Management, Core Technology Group, and Information Lifecycle Management products. As a documentation leader for multiple products, Indu is responsible for identifying customer pain points and use cases, and delivering appropriate documentation. Indu has a keen interest in best practices for documentation tools, methodologies, engineering processes, and standards.
Prior to Informatica, Indu held different R&D and product marketing roles in IBM. He was one of the founding members of several new IBM Rational products and worldwide initiatives. Indu is an evangelist for DITA and the Eclipse platform. In his last IBM role, Indu ran product marketing for IBM Smarter Planet Solutions on Power Systems. Prior to IBM, Indu worked for Lucent, CA and a few other companies in different capacities.

Archana Maheshwari, Director Information Development, Citrix Systems

Archana Maheshwari is Director, Information Development, at Citrix Systems and manages teams in Bangalore and US. She spent 22 years in the Middle East, Canada, and US before moving to Bangalore in 2005 to set up the first Documentation group at Juniper Networks. Before that she worked with Cisco Systems for seven years in San Jose. At Citrix, she leads her team to think out-of-the-box, increase productivity, and focus on providing a good user experience.

Sandhya Prasad, Director Central Technical Communications, Cisco

Sandhya Prasad is Director, Central Technical Communications, at Cisco. She has twenty eight years of global experience in technical communications, training, production, visual communications, internal communications, and knowledge management. She has been an active contributor to the Indian technical communications industry in India since its inception. She has presented papers, conducted workshops, written articles, been a judge and a moderator, and was STC India President in 2009. She has had long stints in companies such as Intel and Oracle, and prior to Cisco, she worked at SapientNitro as Director, Professional Communications.

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Brij Sethi, Action Learning Facilitator

Brij applies Action Learning as a facilitator for personal and team transformations. Brij sees Action Learning as a powerful tool for change in our organizations when innovation, motivation and purpose need a boost. In previous avatars Brij has designed and delivered learning interventions in Wipro Technologies and Azim Premji Foundation. Earlier, he was Director of Engineering and a CTO, in HP.

Mahesh Murthi Talkal, Technology Lead Manager, Capgemini

Mahesh is a performance driven professional with nearly 16 years of comprehensive experience in aerospace technical publications, manufacturing, design, client management, and team management. Presently he is associated with Capgemini Business Services India Ltd., as Mechanical Engineer. Mahesh gained hands-on experience in serving aerospace clients, leading a team of Illustrators, authors, publishers & engineers, monitoring monthly deliverables and ensuring different parameters and KPI for clients. He is experienced in minor/major modifications as per supplementary type certification process, EASA Part 21, in building Aircraft structures using advanced materials and in FEA analysis using Nastran and Patran. Apart from that, he gained experience in commercial/military Aerospace engineering systems, standards and process. Mahesh is a team player with exceptional analytical & problem solving skills.

Rajiv D. Talreja, Managing Director, QuantumLeap

Rajiv D. Talreja is an entrepreneur, leadership and performance coach, change management expert, HR expert, event planner, brand strategist, and sales consultant. Currently, he is running four ventures (QuantumLeap Learning Solutions, Dreamcraft Events & Entertainment, Advanced Idea Mechanics, and Maverick Motorcycles). Moreover, he has been a mentor and start-up catalyst to four more ventures. He has trained over 50,000 people from 150+ corporate, government and social organizations in the last ten years. His detailed profile: Rajiv D. Talreja's profile. More information on the PACE method: PACE method presentation.

Kapil Verma, Senior Product Manager, Adobe Systems

Kapil Verma is a Sr. Product Manager at Adobe Systems, India where he manages the Technical Communication line of products (which includes FrameMaker, Robohelp and Technical Communication Suite). He is responsible for product strategy and roadmap, partner ecosystem management and customer relationship. Prior to Adobe, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co, where he served Fortune 500 High Tech and Telecomm corporations on a variety of strategic topics. Earlier he worked at Capital One in Virginia and Microland Technologies, India. He has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Delhi. He is an avid sportsman and lives in Delhi, India with his wife and 2 children.

Peter Yorke, CEO & Co-Founder, Yorke Communications Pvt. Ltd.

25 years of experience in branding, corporate communications, marketing, high-tech public relations, training and strategic communications consulting.

Peter is founder and CEO at Yorke Communications Private Limited, an organization that builds content marketing programs for both internal and external audiences and does Technical Writing. In the last 4+ years of operations, Yorke Communications has acquired a bouquet of marquee customers in the marketing and communications space and works with some committed and dedicated writers and consultants.
Peter has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Bombay and a Diploma in Journalism from the Bombay College of Journalism.

Specialties: Senior Management, Marketing, Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Brand Consulting, Change Communication

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